Price from

$7,395 per person

Duration

18 Days

Departs Beijing

20 Apr, 2019

Departs Beijing

18 May, 2019

Modern & Ancient China

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China in Depth

Immerse yourself in the beauty and traditions of the Far East on this in-depth journey through modern and ancient China with Bunnik Tours. Explore the cities of Beijing and Shanghai, visit the iconic Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and giant pandas, and cruise the beautiful Li & Yangtze Rivers.

Highlights include:

Classical China and its capital

  • Ride through the hutongs of Beijing by rickshaw and enjoy lunch with a local family.
  • Visit the beautiful Summer Palace and take a Dragon Boat cruise on Kunming Lake.
  • Explore some of Beijing’s most iconic sights, including Tianamen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven.
  • Walk the Great Wall of China (Mutianyu Section), one of the wonders of the world, and stroll along the Sacred Way, the approach to the Changling Tomb from the Ming dynasty.

The end of the Silk Road

  • Travel across the Chinese countryside by fast train to Xi’an.
  • Wander along Xi’an’s Ancient City Walls and visit the Bell Tower.
  • Visit the spectacular Terracotta Warriors & Horses Museum, the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century.
  • Discover more of authentic China on a visit to Xi’an’s Muslim street, the starting point of the ancient Silk Road trading route. Experience a Shadow Puppet Show in a traditional dwelling in the Muslim Quarter.

Dramatic landscapes and limestone karst peaks

  • Explore Guilin’s Reed Flute Cave and take in amazing views overlooking Guilin from Fubo Hill.
  • Cruise the scenic Li River to Yangshuo, believed to be the most beautiful route in China.

Culinary delights

  • Stroll down the oldest street in Yangshuo, West Street, with more than 1,400 years of history. Enjoy some time at leisure here to experience cuisine from around the world.
  • Try your hand at cooking, Chinese style, in a cooking class in the countryside of Yangshuo.

The beautiful Giant Pandas

  • In Chengdu see Wenshu Temple and Jinli Old Street, one of the oldest shopping streets in the Sichuan Province that dates back some 1,800 years.
  • Watch the beautiful Giant Panda’s going about life at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda breeding.

Asia’s longest river

  • Enjoy a 3-day journey along the Yangtze River on board the luxury Century Paragon cruise ship.

Contrasts of old and new

  • Explore modern and traditional Shanghai on a city tour, including the Shanghai Museum, the Bund & Nanjing Rd, an evening Acrobatic Show at Shanghai Centre Theatre, a visit to Yu Garden and the lively Yuyuan Market.
  • Enjoy a day excursion to Zhujiajiao water town. Take a boat cruise on the river, see Fangsheng Bridge, Beida Street and the Xi Family Residence.
  • Travel on the amazing Maglev (Magnetic Levitation) Train to Shanghai airport, reaching speeds of up to 430km/h.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to China. Taxes included
  • 3 economy-class flights within China
  • Bullet train between Beijing & Xi’An
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding Rickshaws & some water based activities)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $230pp pre-paid
  • 13 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 3 nights on the Yangtze Century Paragon cruise ship (5-star Chinese Standard) including quality meals, on-board service and some shore excursions
  • 16 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 5 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Guides

  • English-speaking locally based guides throughout
  • English-speaking national guide throughout

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

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